Advice for Life Science Start Ups

According to recent research* the percentage of small businesses that fail in the first year is 25%. This grows steadily in years two to three, before reaching 44% in year four for companies in the health industry, with only finance / insurance and real estate firms having a higher rate of failure. Pivotal Scientific focusses on start-ups and SMEs in the life science research sector of the health industry, providing companies with complete business advice and support in finding new customers and partners. Our success is purely down to the success of the companies that we work for.

It is for this reason that we decided to create a blog with articles contributed by individuals currently working in the industry; people who have experienced the ups and downs of working for small companies and eventually led them to long term growth and stability. The advice will cover all areas of setting up a business, including sales, marketing, building teams, networking and more. We hope you enjoy reading the articles and welcome your feedback!

* Source: Entrepreneur Weekly, Small Business Development Center, Bradley Univ, University of Tennessee Research – 1.1.2014

ELISAs

Among all the ligand bioassays developed, the one which has emerged victorious is the Enzyme Linked Immuno Assay, or ELISA. Variations on the ELISA now have to power to discriminate antigens down to the femtomole/femtogramme (10-18 of a kilogramme) level, depending on how it’s implemented, offering researchers unprecedented levels of sensitivity. Harnessing the power of […]

Is Your Business ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC in May 2018. Should we be concerned as businesses? I personally do not think that we need to be concerned but we should be prepared. So here are my thoughts on the pending change and how we may be able to prepare ourselves. Arguably the […]

Why China Is Different?

Many international companies find that the Chinese research reagent market seems to be quite different than that in US or Europe. In the first years of entry to the market, it is quite difficult to analyze the potential, customer behavior and effective strategy for growth. Usually, it is easier to boost the sales with the help […]

Small Molecules

‘Small molecules’ (SMs) are a diverse set of organic molecules, and one that can be hard to pin down more specifically. In life sciences research, what we usually mean is bioactive small molecules, with a mass no more than about one kilodalton. Scientists can use these small molecules to activate or inhibit some biological function […]

Pivotal Scientific Antibody Market Report 2017

Pivotal Scientific is proud to have recently published its fifth annual Antibody Market Report. This year it indicates that there have been substantial changes in the antibody landscape between 2016 and 2017, with the global primary antibodies market growing in worth to $900 million, a significant slice of the $2.7 billion global research reagents market. […]

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